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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jun 11, 2010 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hard rockin' '78 shows

Call me lazy, but I'm searching for some great shows from '78 and was thinkin' that you fine folks could lend me a hand. I already dig 4/12,24 and after listening to 6/4 I want more. The more rockin' the better.

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Jun 11, 2010 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

You are lazy. There.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 11, 2010 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Garcia's voice is toast in this one (pneumonia or something like that) but his playing is fantastic. A top five of 1978 in my book.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-11-24.sbd.prefm.13948.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 11, 2010 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Agree on 11/24/78...

01/18/78 (92)
01/22/78 (92)
04/16/78 (91)
07/08/78 (95)
09/16/78 (96+)
10/21/78 (94)
10/22/78 (94)
11/20/78 (93)
11/24/78 (96)
12/31/78 (97-98)

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jun 11, 2010 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

9/16/78 - those eygpt shows Cliff are weak. I really found the Rockin The Cradle CD as poor as Steal Your Face, and have not been able to come to grips with your rating number here. 96+ Seems very high compared with 4/16/78 which I love and would rate higher.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 12, 2010 4:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

9/16/78 gets a good score partially for it's historic significance and uniqueness, but I also think that you are selling it a bit short. It does not warrant an astronomic score, just a very good one.

And 4/16/78 should rightfully score a bit higher. But more so because of its extraordinarily great sound quality, than whats transpiring on the stage...

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jun 12, 2010 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Great point on the Sound of 4/16/78 being its best selling point, and begs a question - how much weight do you put on the source/tape/recording when ranking your shows? I mean the reason I fell in love with Kentucky 74 was its incredible sound quality, but does that just color our opinion of a show? Do we judge just on the musicianship, or do we take into account other factors, like is it a betty board, is it an Oade Aud, when ranking shows? Just pondering here...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 12, 2010 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Sound quality is important. A rather rough breakdown on the weighting of my scoring would be:

70% musicianship
20% sound quality
10% set list

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 11, 2010 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Cliff,

I noticed that you have 9-16 ranked very high. I wouldn't call that show hard rockin' but it is one of my favs of the year and most definitely the best of the Egypt shows. Curious what you like about it. I love the Ollin>Fire. Probably my favorite Ollin. I think it kind of sucks that they cut the Ollin down so much in the Rockin' the Cradle release. I also like the way the did Aiko in that show and the early Shakedown is pretty cool too.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 12, 2010 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

I dig it for the cool Nubian vibe!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 12, 2010 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

I might change a couple but overall this is a solid list from what I consider to be a wildly uneven year (the poor man's '77).


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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jun 11, 2010 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

I knew you folks would come through! Much appreciated from a young fan of the Grateful Dead!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 11, 2010 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Great show, great sound.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-16.sbd.cantor.motb.81457.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 12, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Second that. My favourite Peggy-O.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jun 13, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

You may also enjoy http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-05-11.aud.vernon.6317.sbeok.shnf

the CR & S opener is ridonculous
BIODTL is pretty much a Bob/Donna duet and sounds great
LLR is not a fave but this rendition stands out

Second set is excellent!!! Supposedly the band was trippin during this show... who knows but there are some funky vibes on this recording!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 11, 2010 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

10 -21 , 22 - 78 has some stuff . I believe nugs has it for free in the stash section ( 2 - 14 - 68 too )

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jun 11, 2010 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

HA! Had to plug in some '68! I do dig this show, but since you bring this up, I love the Viola Lee Blues from 2/2! One of the greatest trainwrecks in rock 'n roll history before the last chorus. Puts a devilish smile on my face each time.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 11, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

They were just badass in '68 . We are going to fool with you . Acid drenched punk , blues , psychedelia .

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jun 11, 2010 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

give this one a listen :) http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-05.fob.knight.motb-0070.91785.flac16 enjoy!!~

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jun 11, 2010 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

hard rockin' first set. (but don't skip set 2)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-05-06.sbd-aud.cotsman.13726.sbeok.shnf

hard rockin' second set.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-06-25.sbd.cotsman.7048.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jun 13, 2010 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-01-11.mtx.sirmick.92086.sbeok.flac16

If you don't mind a matrix recording with a very enthusiastic audience... it gives some added dimension to an otherwise just OK soundboard. This may not be the most rocking show of 78 but just start at the Let It Grow and see if your ears don't thank you for it. The whole second set is wonderful.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jun 11, 2010 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Try 1-22-78 an absolute classic!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-01-22.sbd.popi.4974.sbeok.shnf

Also these 2 Red Rocks shows are great... this one has the best Werewolves, IMO.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.mtx.tobin.91777.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-07-07.sbd.jerugim.293.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 11, 2010 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hard rockin' '78 shows

Of course the New years show gets a lot of pub and should but don't overlook the night before 12/30 at pauley pavilion. Monster setlist and great playing